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I was asked to create this wonderful 3 tier Birthday cake with a little lady perched on the corner surrounded by the things in life she loves; football and boots, champagne, tanning lotion, lipstick and iPhone.

Little Lady on a Flowery  Cake

 

The middle tier is turned around 90 degrees to give space to sit the lady on and add more interest.

Little Lady with Football Boots

The finished cake is covered in pretty flowers and the handmade figure is covered in a purple petal styled dress.

Football and Boots, Champagne, Lipstick, Tanning Cream and iPhone

All the little intricate items sat at the ladies pixie booted feet are all handmade and edible – some hand painted.

Ever wondered how long it takes to make a cake like this – well this took me around 17 hours but it was worth it.

This cake can lend itself to a wedding cake too if a groom was added or even just a flowered cake without the figure.

If you’d like me to decorate a cake in a similar bespoke style for a special occasion then please feel free to contact me for a quote. Copper Top Cakes is based in Nottingham and delivers to the East Midlands area.

 

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Well here I am again with the second sample for ‘Painting on Icing’ I used at my demo.

Flower Cut Out Painted Sample

I like to have a go at what is on trend but it is nice to come up with something original. It’s amazing all the inspiration that is around you to help you design something different to what everyone else is creating.

I found a pattern I liked but changed it to be my own and the colours I loved so I picked similar colours to the original pattern. Another pattern with different colours on could have been used for the inspiration instead. I started off by painting a watercolour version with my changes on watercolour paper to see if I liked it. Drawing around my cutting tools on the paper to see how the final version would look helped too.

The flower shapes in the middle are different flower shapes to the original pattern – I just looked in my tool box and used a flower and scalloped edged cutter I already had and a piping nozzle was used for the small circles.

My special mixture of edible food colours were made to create a thick paint that dries slowly in the palette but quick on the sugarpaste. The edge of the scallops and the flowers were painted in a dark brown with a very fine artists brush and the swirls were all painted free hand. Also I painted some pretty flower shapes in pearl lustre that show up when they catch the light.

I feel that this was a very attractive,  modern and was far different from the original inspired pattern I found and turned into my own design. This unique sample looks amazing and could easily be applied to make a spectacular multiple tiered wedding cake..

If you’d like me to decorate a cake in this style for a special occasion then please feel free to contact me for a quote. Copper Top Cakes is based in Nottingham and delivers to the East Midlands area.

 

The title says it all really – a cake following the ‘Keep Calm’ trend of the moment.

 great style for a birthday cake.

A great style for a birthday cake.

All these words were hand cut to match the birthday invite I designed. The small letters came out sharper than I imagined and the crown came out a treat finished with piped icing.

Flower and piped detail on the side of the cake

Flower and piped detail on the side of the cake.

The final embelishments are the edible printed photos of the lady whose birthday cake it was for.

Using a scalpel and a steady hand I created these words

These detailed letters and crown were hand cut to match an existing invite.

This design could be easily transfered to a wedding cake.

If you’d like me to decorate a similar cake for a special occasion then please feel free to contact me for a quote. Copper Top Cakes is based in Nottingham and delivers the East Midlands area.

The lady I designed this cake for has taking up running marathons in the last couple of years so for her 50th birthday she wanted to celebrate it with a special cake.

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The handmade running shoe (trainer) was created without any use of moulds – just sculptured from viewing a photo of her actual shoe. The shoe’s pink, grey and white colours are continued around the rest of the cake.

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The ‘VW’ stands for Veteran Women running category.  Dainty flowers were arranged around the edge to frame the centre piece.

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If you’d like me to decorate a similar cake for a special occasion then please feel free to contact me for a quote. Copper Top Cakes is based in Nottingham and delivers the East Midlands area.

This delightful cake design with its quilted effect is ideal for a birthday or even a tiered wedding cake.

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The subtle pale blue and pink give the cake a vintage feeling.

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The quilt effect is finished with tiny iced black dots and then different sized pretty flowers decorate the rest of the cake.

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Around the cake side is a pale blue panel that provides a lovely background for the  delicate flowers.

If you’d like me to decorate a similar cake for a special occasion then please feel free to contact me for a quote. Copper Top Cakes is based in Nottingham and delivers to a wide area.

 

This is a cake for that someone special in your life on Valentines Day. Its overall heart shape covered in hearts and flowers shows that you love and appreciate them. This design would also work well as a birthday or wedding cake.

Valentine Front View

A vanilla sponge is covered in gourmet dark chocolate fondant which tastes and looks good.

Valentine Top View

Handmade hearts and flowers adorn the edge of the cake and then intricate piped dots fall down the edge.

Valentine Close Up

The whole design is finished off with a heart and kisses on top with wording of your choice.

If you’d like me to decorate a similar cake for a special occasion then please feel free to contact me for a quote. Copper Top Cakes is based in Nottingham, UK.

I am in training to be a demonstrator for the British Sugar Guild and recently I demonstrated my cake inspired by Maria Theresa’s Dress of the Austrian Royal family at my local branch.

Last year I visited the Hofburg palace in Innsbruck, Austria and was so amazed by it I bought a book about it. The book told the story of Maria Theresa and what she achieved at the palace in the 18th century.  She had many beautiful dresses and there was an exquisite painting of her in one which I chose to inspire this fabulous cake.

I wanted to create a bejewelled cake in extravagent golds and silver and covered in pearls. The side of the cake was designed to reflect the dress bodice and was first covered in edible lace then painted in gold and silver.

Each pearl was hand crafted and coated in a special pearlescent edible powder mixed with dipping solution and others in red or silver. I made a cape for the back of the cake by starting with a red embossed panel painted in gold, and accentuated with gold buttons.

This cake could  be for any special event including silver and gold wedding anniversaries, in fact it could be made into an amazing wedding cake of several tiers that would look fabulous stood on the wedding table.

If you’d like me to decorate a similar cake for a special occasion then please feel free to contact me for a quote. I am based in Nottingham and can deliver in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

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